Total Merchant Services Announces New Smart Phone and BlackBerry® Credit Card Processing

Posted: Feb 10, 2011

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Total Merchant Services (TMS), a leading credit and debit card processing service company, has released a new credit card processing program for users of most any Smart Phone or BlackBerry®

The service, provided in partnership with Roampay® includes a small swiping device, provided by the company that plugs into the headphone jack on the phone. This enables the merchant to process the charge as a “qualified” retail transaction since the device reads the card information directly from magnetic strip like traditional credit card machines. Accordingly the merchant pays the lower qualified rate as opposed to the higher rates associated with keyed-entry type transactions. When a charge is submitted and approved, a receipt is automatically sent to the customer’s email. The processing gateway provided by Roampay® is secure and is totally PCI-DSS and PA-DSS compliant.

Regional Sales Manager Marc Kenyon commented: “The response to this service has been every positive. For an extra $5 per month our merchants now have the ability to initiate a credit or debit card transaction most anywhere they go without the need to carry a separate wireless credit card machine, or the need to pay for a special wireless data network. Taxi, limo and wrecker companies have been the most enthusiastic industry to use the system so far. Being able to equip every vehicle in an entire fleet with credit card processing at swipe rates for a nominal cost of $5 per month, per vehicle represents an enormous cost and convenience upgrade from previous methods.”

The service is available to any new or existing TMS merchant as an add-on service by completion of a simple one page addendum. The swiping device is supplied free of charge by the company. Merchants interested in the service can contact the company’s national sales office at 888-871-4558.

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For more information on Total Merchant Services’ credit card processing services, call 888-871-4558 or visit

About Total Merchant Services:

Total Merchant Services is a 14-year old company headquartered in Basalt, Colorado. The company boards an average of 5,000 new merchants per month and services nearly 200,000 active businesses. Total Merchant Services is a registered Independent Sales Organization (ISO) and Merchant Service Provider (MSP) of HSBC Bank National Association, Buffalo, NY.

SOURCE Total Merchant Services